Club 15CC has released Sound Wand MIDI, an iPhone MIDI controller app that uses gestures, orientation and position to determine which notes to play. It plays very much like a Virtual Harp, and that is because this is a MIDI version of their Sound Wand Harp app.
Create music like no one has ever heard before. SW Midi is an organic, sensitive, motion-based MIDI controller and a truly original concept that's easy and intuitive to play. Experience your favourite synth and sample-based instruments in a brand new way that will have you giddy like the first time all over again ;)
Warning: This app contains no sounds of its own. You'll need a computer with music software (e.g. Garage Band, Logic, Kontakt, Absynth, Alchemy, etc), or other apps which support CoreMidi input (e.g. NLogSynth).
Sound Wand MIDI reads your movements with the built in gyroscope and accelerometer and translates them into musical actions. It lets you pluck invisible strings in the air while controlling additional parameters with your movements via MIDI CC messages. For example, you can:
- Play riffs on a virtual guitar and control the wah pedal at the same time...
- Connect it to a pad synth and link to the filter freq/res. It's like painting sounds in the air...
- Create tranquil wind-chime-like sounds or intense melodic soundscapes with pianos, glockenspeils, dulcimers, xylophones, gamelans
- Connect it to percussion kits for some outrageous beat making
The present sale might not last long, as the developer tweeted that it will only last for "the holiday" so grab it now! Synthtopia found this demo for Sound Wand Harp, which does a better job of explaining the functionality than the official demo for Sound Wand MIDI.